It seems that there are more and more celebrities these days, who are using rehab clinics to help get themself back to their prime health, by chilling out in the stunning infinity pools, while also taking advantage of the life purpose counsellors, as well as recovery nutritionists.
So, where better for them to go, than Malibu, which is fast becoming the home of the rehab clinics, something that the Malibu Beach locals are not too keen on. Stars such as Robert Downey Jr, Charlie Sheen and Diana Ross have all taken advantage of the clinics and their wonderful infinity pools, while former Friends star Matthew Perry even had his house converted to a "sober living center".
However, the clinics look as if they are taking advantage of the local people, with Mayor Joan Harris saying, "No one has a problem if people follow the rules, but this has become a $100 million business in Malibu. What’s happened is the rehab places have said ‘We are here and you adhere to our standards,’ rather than the other way around."
It is expected that some form of action will be taken, in a bid to enforce the residential zones, as the rehab clinics continue to take over Malibu, clogging up residential streets with clients cars, as well as having meetings that attract dozens of people. The people of Malibu are clearly unhappy but money talks and rehab is a big money-maker.